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Local Champion is back and now available for Qantas & Velocity cards

andye

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I managed to get a second go when they relaunched. Have not focussed on it so much but am 415 points away from a second 10k
 

DeKa

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If a business simply doesn't show up on Local Champion (even after spending there once or twice) will Amex add them if you call and mention it?
 

liamsal

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If a business simply doesn't show up on Local Champion (even after spending there once or twice) will Amex add them if you call and mention it?
I tried this a few months ago and they said they are not adding new businesses at this time (FWIW it was a Coles that was <12 months old)
 

whatmeworry

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If a business simply doesn't show up on Local Champion (even after spending there once or twice) will Amex add them if you call and mention it?
Try going to the map on the app and searching the area the business is in.
 

Becky B

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I am LC at my local Coles and have been for 4 months after registering with my Amex plat. My friend used my referral and got her Amex plat 3 weeks ago and is now LC at the same Coles and has been for 2 weeks! LC is a mess and has been for sometime. I got to 5000 points on my discovery card last year, then it stopped working. After pestering Amex for 3 weeks they gave me a point adjustment of 5000 points to make me go away. 4 weeks later LC started working again!
 

whatmeworry

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Tried that. It's the only store on a corner of two roads but no dot shows up on the app's map unfortunately.
I contacted AMEX via FB and they mentioned contacting them direct if a trader is not showing up on the LC list/map.

My local Supermarket lost AMEX due to financial problems. AMEX is back there but the LC linkage looks like it's gone. Contacted AMEX to see if they can reconnect it.
 

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randomly went to a bar, while in the toilet saw that it was a local champion eligibile with 2 transactions

added it to my places,
made about 5 transactions, this morning, it says im local champion

am I likely to get those bonus points on the last 3 transactions?
as it says 0 local champion points at this stage
 

Mr_Orange

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first time local champion user
randomly went to a bar, while in the toilet saw that it was a local champion eligibile with 2 transactions

added it to my places,
made about 5 transactions, this morning, it says im local champion

am I likely to get those bonus points on the last 3 transactions?
as it says 0 local champion points at this stage
Yes. LC points post a few days after the transaction points.
 

perthjay85

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thanks everyone

its not many points at all, but its a nice little challenge to try and get some extra points!

It adds up.
In under 3 I have accumulated over 600 bonus points.
LC @
Woolworths
Coles
Officeworks
Bunnings
Local Garden centre
and local deli
 

SOPOOR

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It adds up.
In under 3 I have accumulated over 600 bonus points.
LC @
Woolworths
Coles
Officeworks
Bunnings
Local Garden centre
and local deli
Way to go!! I cant be local champion at my supermatkets, I need way too many to get LC

I have a $4000 bill that I have to pay on behalf of someone , im 2 transactions away from it, im hoping to do say $20 x 2 to get the champion and then put the rest on the bill,
hope this works
I
 

perthjay85

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Way to go!! I cant be local champion at my supermatkets, I need way too many to get LC

I have a $4000 bill that I have to pay on behalf of someone , im 2 transactions away from it, im hoping to do say $20 x 2 to get the champion and then put the rest on the bill,
hope this works
I
to become local champion at my nearest Woolworths I had to do 20 transactions. took less than a week. Split up your shopping into 3 lots haha.
do all of your small stuff in the first lot of transactions and save any non necessary larger purchases for when you are LC
 

SOPOOR

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to become local champion at my nearest Woolworths I had to do 20 transactions. took less than a week. Split up your shopping into 3 lots haha.
do all of your small stuff in the first lot of transactions and save any non necessary larger purchases for when you are LC
hmm i wish I had to spend 1000s at my local woolworths :)
 

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